Erasure ‎– Wild!

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Released in a gatefold hardback book.

℗ & © 2019 Mute Records Ltd., A BMG Company. Made in the EU.

Originally released in October 1989, the classic Erasure album Wild! is the band’s fourth album and their 2nd UK number one.

CD2: Includes the following previously unreleased tracks.

2-2. Drama! (Richard Norris Mix)
2-4. Piano Song (Live at the London Arena, December 1989)
2-6. How Many Times? (Alternative Mix)
2-11. Brother and Sister (Live at the London Arena, December 1989)
2-12. Dreamlike State (7″ Acappella Mix)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4050538374568
  • Barcode (Scanned): 4050538374568
  • Label Code: LC5834
  • Matrix / Runout: 2100008071083
  • Matrix / Runout: 2100008071113
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LK97
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LK97
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI AEW05
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 9R88

Other Versions (5 of 93) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Stumm 75 Erasure Wild!(LP, Album) Mute Stumm 75 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ZMUT 2013 Erasure Wild!(Cass, Album) Mute, David Gresham Records ZMUT 2013 South Africa 1989 Sell This Version
9 26026-2 Erasure Wild!(CD, Album, Club) Sire, Reprise Records 9 26026-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
Stumm 75 Erasure Wild!(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) BMG, Mute Stumm 75 UK 2016 Sell This Version
6180-2 Erasure Wild!(CD, Album, RE) Roadrunner Records 6180-2 Brazil 2000 Sell This Version


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August 9, 2019
For what is worth,
This is a loudness-based remaster.
Nothing has been touched whatsoever, in terms to what a good remaster consists of.
I checked originals and this reissue to exhaustion.
You'll find it hard to ABX the tracks when they have the same volume levels.


May 30, 2019
QC/Mastering issue: 2-14: 91 Steps (6 Pianos Mix):
Light crackling approximately 2:39-2:40, 2:49-2:51; present on EBX3.3 and carried on to Wild! (30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition LCDSTUMM75 Disc 2 of 2: B-Sides, Remixes And Rarities); does not seem to be present on original You Surround Me (UK Single LCDMUTE99)


April 7, 2019
On the first disc, there are two mastering errors in which the beginning of a song does not correspond with where it should be, based on the original 1989 releases. At the end of "Blue Savannah," the bells of "Drama!" are heard, i.e. the album version of "Drama!" starts late and is short. At the start of "You Surround Me," the end of "La Gloria" is heard, which fades out as "You Surround Me" fades in. On the 1989 LP, "La Gloria" is the end of Side 1 and "You Surround Me" is the start of Side 2, and so there should be no crossfade between these songs; there was no crossfade on the 1989 US CD.


April 5, 2019
edited 4 months ago
Remastering adds a bit of depth and clarity but is (to me) underwhelming. Yes, I am one of those people that expects a sound normalization with modern (excellent sounding) recordings, so just a super minor boost detected here isn't awe inspiring to me. However, nuances exist throughout bringing a bit clarity/fullness to Andy's voice (which seems impossible, less "air" sound) as well instrumentation (percussion and, yes, piano, and some guitar licks) stand out a bit more. However, I wish a stronger decibel level was used to master onto the media to just bring the whole thing to life ... making it magical ... not just technical better. I have a lot of remastered albums and I was hoping for a powerful sound at listening reference level but it was just a minor enhancement to the original recording, until you turn it up then you'll really notice the differences as mentioned. However, why do I need to transform the volume to reference level? The 2nd disc has some interesting materials on it, I had most of it already but still is a great bonus. Digibook style Packaging is beautiful.

UPDATE: The Wild! songs appearing on Always: The Very Best Of album are beautiful and as I would expect (in one way) but are not as deeply remastered as the tracks as they sound on the 2019 Wild! Album ... darn ... combine the WOW/clarity of the Best Of with the remastered finesse of the remastered Wild! then you'd have something to go "Wild" over!